Phone: (210) 356-5600


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Fine Arts Art EC -12

Erik Mehlen

I attended the North East School of the Arts (NESA) and graduated magna cum laude with a BFA in Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design. Since then I've worked as a freelance artist and illustrator with accolades from the Society of Illustrators and the American Advertising Federation. I have two published children’s books and co-manage a gallery with a group of fellow artists at downtown Blue Star Arts Complex every First Friday. When I’m not making art, I enjoy hiking outdoors with my girlfriend, watching movies, cooking, and exploring other creative outlets. In life, we never stop being students and that love for learning is something I endeavor to teach to others.

My passion for the visual arts and education has led me to my 4th year of teaching here at Tejeda and I am both proud and honored for the opportunity to share that with the students and parents of our community. As a visual arts instructor, it is my goal to help encourage your child to succeed and discover their artistic potential. I believe the visual arts are vital to academia as it is not only a way into discovering your inner creativity, but is also a means of leisure and stress-relief, connection with self and community, and the development of lifelong problem-solving skills.

Daily Class Schedule

  • Monday-Friday

    1st Period:  Art 2  (8:25 – 9:15)  
    2nd Period:  Art 1  (9:20 – 10:05)    
    3rd Period:  Conference  (10:10 – 10:55)  
    4th Period:  HS Art I  (11:00 – 11:45) 
    7th Grade Lunch  (11:45 – 12:15) 
    5th Period:  Art 2  (12:20 – 1:05)  
    6th Period:  Art 2  (1:10 – 1:55)  
    7th Period:  AIM  (2:00 – 2:45)
    8th Period:  Art 2  (2:50 – 3:40)


    Tutoring times can be scheduled by appointment on an individual need basis.

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